Vitamin C is also called by its chemical name, ascorbic acid. It is a water-soluble antioxidant that reacts directly with superoxide, hydroxyl radicals and singlet oxygen species. The body uses Vitamin C as a specific electron donor for enzymes and is required for the biosynthesis of neurotransmitters as well as peptide hormones.
In addition to its biosynthetic and antioxidant functions, vitamin C plays an important role in immune function and improves the absorption of nonheme iron, the form of iron present in plant-based foods. Taking at least 200 mg of vitamin C per 30 mg of iron together increases nonheme iron absorption in adults. In children, adding 25-50 mg of Vitamin C daily can increase iron absorption from a meal by 3.2- 4.8-fold compared to eating the meal alone.*
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Adults take one tablet daily with a meal or as directed by a healthcare professional.
Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid) 1,000 mg
Other ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, stearic acid, silica, vegetable stearate, coating [hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, glycerin], and croscarmellose sodium.
Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct light. Keep out of reach of children.